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How To Look Like You’ve Had A Holiday (Even If You Haven’t)

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Get That Holiday Look Without Boarding A Plane & With Our Go-To Beauty Short-Cuts!

Sun-kissed skin, beachy hair, a glowing complexion and healthy nails – yup, all the result of a couple of weeks away in the Caribbean…or of a quick visit to some of Dubai’s best beauty spots! We share our go-to places for when a holiday isn’t on the cards but you still want that ‘just back from a vaycay’ look.

First Up, A Visit to Asia (without the flight…)

A ride on a tuc, tuc, the sounds of light rain and a cinnamon lemon and ginger drink – could be Asia right mamas?! The spa at Anantara, The Palm will get you feeling summery and relaxed before you can say wanderlust. The 1-hour Balinese spa experience combines aromatherapy and salt steam rooms followed by a cool rain shower – just the thing for escaping the desert heat for a bit! This luxury resort’s idyllic location on Dubai’s iconic Palm Jumeirah offers the perfect destination for wellness and relaxation and the Asian-inspired sanctuary boasts 24 treatment rooms and new male, female and couples’ hammam facilities too if you want to extend that holiday feel to your hubby!

For more information or to make a reservation, call Anantara Spa at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort on 04 567 8140, email

Read More: A day-cation at Anantara, The Palm Dubai 

A Tan (Without The Sun Damage…)

What’s summer without a tan, mamas?! We all know how damaging those UV rays can be so instead of baking your skin, try spraying it instead! GLOW tan UAE is not only one of the best natural looking tans we’ve had but is also super convenient – because there’s no need to go to a salon with their mobile services (yes that’s right, you can get your spray tan at home!). And what’s more, their luxury Vita Liberata products are the world’s first completely non-toxic tanning solutions – free from nasties and full of anti-ageing skincare benefits and hydrating ingredients. Worried about that ‘post spray tan biscuit smell’? Don’t be! GLOW tan is odour-free plus dries instantly so skin isn’t sticky (no need to panic about your white sheets!). Comfortable, convenient and chemical-free – perfect for getting that bronzed summer feeling anytime, anywhere! and instagram @GLOWtanuae

Sun-kissed hair (No lemon juice or salt water required!…)

Nothing says ‘beach holiday’ more than beautifully sun-kissed hair – whatever your shade may be. Whether you’re already blonde or you fancy going a little lighter, finding the right hairdresser to get the look right (i.e no over bleaching or orange hues) is SO important! Our MD Claire (yes, the one with the gorgeous blonde locks), trusts nobody but Emily at Hairworks, the Meadows to keep her colour looking natural and fresh. Book in and be transformed.

Sassy Mama Offer – 20% off for all new clients or bring a friend in at the same time and both get 50% off. Valid until end of July! Offer for the Hairworks only at the Meadows branch. 

Ready More: Sassy Mama Guide To Our Favourite Places For Highlights In Dubai

Beachy braids (a la Caribbean!…)

Get that beachy boho look with a gorgeous braid (or two!). Yup, we’re talking hair again but this time it’s all about styling by MARQUEE, a 1950’s inspired glamorous hair salon with a super cool braid bar! Sassy Mama Lena and her daughter checked it out and LOVED their cutesy pinterest-worthy ‘do’s – the perfect way to look boho chic when hitting the pool or enjoying a summer night out. 

Glowing Skin (bye-bye blemishes, see ya later wrinkles…)

Ssshhh don’t tell anyone but the secret to many a mamas beautifully youthful looking skin is the HydraFacial™ at Cosmesurge, a  soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective treatment that’s fine for even the most sensitive of skin. The HydraFacial™ treatment is a fast, efficient treatment that takes as little as 15 minutes. There is no discomfort during the procedure – it’s kind of like a “cool paintbrush moving slowly over the face” – and you can put make-up on right after treatment (if you want to, but really – you won’t need to!). A series of six treatments, one treatment every 1-2 weeks, is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and oily/acne-prone skin. And you can expect a fresh, glowing complexion as a result. Yay! 

Healthy Nails (yes, even without polish…)

Have you noticed how beautiful your nails look after a few days in the sun? All that vitamin D is brilliant for getting your nails to strengthen and grow – and all that walking in the sand is perfect for getting rid of dry skin! We rounded up a few of the best places to get a mani/pedi (see the link below). Try going without polish for that clean/just been to the beach look and and make sure to have a head and shoulder massage while you’re at it….

Read More: The Best Nail Salons In Dubai 

Featured image from Unsplash, Image #2 from Facebook Page of Anantara, The Palm Dubai,

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